Ira Porter

Education Writer

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Ira Porter covers higher education for the Monitor. He started his career as a reporter for his hometown newspaper, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and later worked for The News Journal in New Castle, Delaware. 

In 2008, Ira was selected as Burns Fellow and spent the summer writing for and helping edit the English edition of Spiegel Online in Berlin.

Most recently he wrote for the Marketing and Communications office of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. He also contributed as a writer to the University of Pennsylvania’s law school magazine. 

Ira is a self-published author of crime fiction novels who admits his books have gotten better over time. He loves card games and follows basketball, because it’s fast-paced and explosive and because of the individual creativity that it entails. 

Ira is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. He currently lives in Delaware with his wife and two children.

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